Teach for America
This is slight off topic from medicine, but this is something I truly believe in.
Our nation prides it self in equal opportunities. However this is not always the case. We see great inequalities in our education system everyday. There is an ever-growing gap between different socioeconomic, racial, and gender groups. And mind you this is the twenty first century. We can observe this gap right here in our community. In the Los Angeles Unified School District we have over 700 thousand students, and over 700 operating schools, within these schools we see high funded private schools that send numerous students to the most prestigious universities across the nation, while we also see low income high schools struggling to keep their students from dropping out.
This is not what equal opportunity is.
I have recently began working with the Teach for America Recruitment team, in hopes of joining the corps when I graduate (Medical schools allow for 2 year deferrals!). I truly believe in the importance of education and especially find its correlation with health interesting. This sort of opportunity seems too good to pass.
I’m going to be a person who changes the world, but first I’m just hoping to change an individual’s world.